Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Westward"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Westward
Registered port:Woods Hole, MA
Nation:USA
Type of rigging:STAGSEGELSCHONER
Year built:1961
Yard:Abeking & Rasmussen, Lemwerder, GER
Overall length:38.00 m
Length (hull):31.00 m
Breadth:6.50 m
Draught:3.90 m
Sail area:650 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel
Power:500 PS
Engine:Cummins Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 11 Nov 2003

  • built as private yacht of a New Yorker shiplower who sailed her around the world.
  • on the end of the 1960s the Oceanic Institute of Makapuu, Hawaii, bought her, then she sailed the Pacific waters as an explorer ship of that institute.
  • 1971 bought by the Sea Education Association, she usually sails about 6 voyages a year where scientist from universities teach students aboard the ship in sea-biology and oceanographical topics.
  • inspected and certificated by the U.S. Coast Guard as a School Vessel
  • "Westward" will be replaced in the SEA by a new ship in about 2002, retired from service she arrived at Newport, Rhode Island where she was put up for sale in October 2002.
  • sold to Ocean Classroom Foundation in July, 2003.

Literature for further reading:

We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 1997 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(9. aktualisierte Auflage)
Page: 369 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Anthony Churchill
"Sail to Adventure"
ISBN: 0 948337 05 2
Page: 177 Source with picture Source with history Quelle with contact

American Sail Training Association (ASTA)
"Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea"
2000 ISBN: 0-9636483-5-7
(12th Edition)
Page: 261 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact

Thaddeus Koza
"Tall Ships - the Fleet of the 21th Century"
Tide-Mark Press, East Hartford 2000 ISBN: 1-55949-551-0
(http://www.tallshipsinternational.com/)
Page: 171 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 421 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

American Sail Training Association (ASTA)
"Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea"
2007 ISBN: 978-0-9799878-0-9
(17th Edition)
Page: 289 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact